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With so many amazing and unique coffees to try, sometimes you just wanna relax and reach for a dependable, easy going, everyday cup. This is that coffee. No matter how you brew it, blend it, or roast it, this coffee will leave you satisfied. Rich and creamy with a slightly crisp front end and wonderful balance. Expect big notes of caramel and milk chocolate with a touch of ripe red grape and a smooth nutty finish.
Arrival Date: April 12th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Slightly crisp and very sweet
Balance & Finish: Balanced with a smooth nutty finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied with a creamy texture
Flavors: Caramel, milk chocolate, red grape
Grade: Excelso - Medium large, Grown at 1430-1760 masl
Processing: Fully washed, dried in mechanical dryers
Varieties: Colombia and caturra
Roasting: We like this coffee best at a medium roast (Full City), though it's versatile enough to take on just about any roast. Don't sweat it too much, this coffee is very forgiving in the roaster. For a medium to medium-dark, end your roast as soon as you hear the very first snaps of 2nd crack.
Recommendation: This coffee is your everyday, go-to, no frills cup. Easy going and accessible both as a single origin or a blender.
Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing!
Our Review: "What’s next? That’s a question we get to ask every year of brothers Rigoberto and Luis Herrera who own Café Granja La Esperanza a renowned Colombian export company consisting of four distinct farms: Cerro Azul, Las Margaritas, La Esperanza, Potosi, and Hawaii. Following in the footsteps of their father, who first brought Bourbon to the farms in 1945, Rigoberto and Luis have assembled an amazing collection of varieties for cultivation in the department of Valle de Cauca. Meticulous management of the various micro-climates throughout the four farms has provided optimum adaptability and exceptional cherry maturation for each of these varieties. The brothers have also embraced innovation for their wet and dry mill operation to reduce water and fossil fuel consumption. And we have come to expect any combination of processing strategies to charm our taste buds. This washed Colombian/Caturra lot from Finca La Esperanza is proof that sticking to the fundamentals makes yummy coffee. After harvesting, cherries are hand sorted and floated to remove less dense and damaged beans, then depulped, fermented for 24 hours, washed and mechanically dried with low heat for 48 hours." - Royal Coffee
The Herrera brothers have developed a reputation for experimenting with their coffee and this particular lot proves that you can't experiment properly if you haven't first mastered the basics. Coffee enthusiasts can sometimes get bogged down in all the new exciting coffees available and sometimes it's nice to just reach for a dependable, easy going cup. I like to compare it to my passion for great beer: I love trying the newest, wildest IPA, saison or porter but sometimes I just want a nice, easy drinking lager. Relaxing, refreshing and you don't have to think about it too much. Well this is that coffee. No matter how you roast it, brew it or blend it, you're gonna be satisfied with the results! A gently crisp front end leads to a full body and creamy cup with a pleasant, lingering nutty finish. Warm, sweet notes of caramel and milk chocolate abound with just a touch of ripe red grape.
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
Home Coffee Roasters
The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.
Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.
We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.
If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.